Ratings based on 2,051 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Annapolis, MD

Excellent but pricey.

Posted Mar 30, 2015
Aside from the slow elevators, which has improved in 30 years, the facility is grand. Sophia at the front desk was the most courteous, polite, helpful and knowledgeable person I have ever run across in that role. While the hotel is old, the facilities are well maintained, exceptionally clean and a delight to stay in. Highly recommended to all.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Greer, SC

Great hotel, if you don't have neighbors

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Cons: Thicker walls.
Location: Accessible to everything.
The walls are paper thin, we could hear our neighbors have a normal conversation at 1:30 a.m. and again at 5:30 a.m. Needless to say we got no sleep. Great location, staff is great, rooms/beds are comfortable and clean. We've stayed here before and didn't have this problem so it may depend on which room you stay in?
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Rockford, IL

Very good location.

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Pros: Location, and charm.
Cons: Fix the A/C.
Location: Close to everything. Bus stop right on corner.
Hotel was very nice. Room was OK nothing special. Would not cool down, to warm at night. If we had stayed one more day, would have changed rooms.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice location close to shops and restaurants

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Pros: Great room cpmplete with a small seating area. Comfortable beds. Nice and quiet.
Cons: Would be nice to have an exhaust fan in the bathroom.
Location: Shopping on King Street, restaurants on E. Bay Street; all within easy walking distance!
Very nice room in a prime location to shops on King and Meeting Sts and many fabulous restaurants. We were able to check in early which was wonderful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Boston

Middle of the Historic District

Posted Mar 22, 2015
Pros: Quality and proximity to downtown
Spent 3 days there on vacation......great time. Close to restaurants and all the attraction. First class treatment
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Columbus, Ga

Wonderful place to relax

Posted Mar 19, 2015
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Francis Marion. Upon learning that we were on our honeymoon at check-in, they even gave us a free room upgrade! The room was clean and comfortable, though we did find a dead roach in our room one night. The location is perfect, being within walking distance to anything you need. Overall we had a wonderful stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Clemson

Great location

Posted Mar 13, 2015
Pros: service
Cons: no comment
Location: excellent
Short but pleasant --highly recommended. Great location and great places to eat and shop nearby.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 11, 2015
My husband and I stayed here for 4 days last week. It is located in the middle of everything, and sits right across from a large park. We were able to walk or take a pedi-cab to all attractions. The hotel was beautiful and we had a nice corner room. It is an older hotel, so it has charm and not as many amenities as newer hotels in this price range. The room was a bit hot and wouldn't cool down even with the air on. Overall it was a great location and hotel and I'd recommend it when you visit Charleston.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Florida

A gem in downtown Charleston

Posted Mar 8, 2015
A beautiful hotel with a wonderfully friendly staff from the young men who open the doors to Ricky, manager, of the first class restaurant, the Swamp Fox. Great shrimp and grits. It was our breakfast place every day and we enjoyed great conversations with the waitstaff who were very knowledgeable about the area. Everyone had a smile and were happy to answer all questions. Bathrooms are tiny but well appointed and the free bottle of wine with dinner was a nice touch. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom bluffton sc

In the heart of downtown !

Posted Mar 8, 2015
Great place to stay! Excellent staff. Very friendly and accommodating . You can walk to just about anything you wish to experience !